Even with Baby's company, Bunny's health continued to deteriorate. His nose started to run and he had difficulties breathing. Nelder rushed Bunny to the vet, and she got some bad news: Bunny had pneumonia, and the vet thought the only option was euthanasia. Nelder, however, thought Bunny still had a chance. She got him a prescription for antibiotics along with hydration medication, and took him back to Sugarshine.
Bunny improved for about 24 hours, but then he went downhill again. "He was so weak, he couldn't hold his head up," says Nelder. "I had to hold his head up with one hand and put a syringe in his mouth with the other. I'd wait until he'd swallow, but sometimes he was too weak to swallow. He wasn't able to stand to go to the toilet, which distressed him a lot, so I'd have to hold him up so he could go."